Can't Enable Fast Startup

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  1. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 28,010
    Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #11

    Bree said:
    No, not a bug. If hibernation is disabled you cannot turn on Fast Start up, the option doesn't appear in the control panel. I've tested this in 1809, 17763.134. It works the same way in 1803.

    There were notes in the tutorial on this, but perhaps they could have been made more prominent.


    Open a Command Prompt (Admin). Use the command POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /ON or if you only want Fast Start up then use POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE REDUCED

    Then open Control Panel's Power options and you'll be able to turn on Fast Start up.
    Thank you very much, Bree. I knew you could disable hibernation, but I didn't know it had anything to do with Fast Startup. So, not only have I learned something new today, but I may have added a little more life to my SSD drive.

    @Mr Ed - Sorry about my adding to your confusion.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    Wynona said:
    Thank you very much, Bree. I knew you could disable hibernation, but I didn't know it had anything to do with Fast Startup...
    It's a form of hibernation, key parts of the system are saved to disk then reloaded at start up to save time.

    ...I may have added a little more life to my SSD drive.
    There's little to be gained in Fast Startup if you have an SSD. Like you say, better off without it
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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       #13

    May be if you load the makers utils it disables it as all mine are disabled and I have makers utils makes sense as your writing maybe 8gig to the drive everytime you shut down and likley no speed gains
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #14

    These may help you understand - the connection between fast startup and hibernation is the use of the same disk file.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/243901/the...-startup-mode/
    What Is The Difference Between Fast Startup, Hybrid Sleep, Hibernate, Sleep, Shutdown

    Feel free to search for more, e.g. this which adds something:
    Disable Hibernation Without Disabling Fast Startup

    https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/d...-fast-startup/

    Fast Startup feature, which utilizes hiberfil.sys, doesn’t work if you’ve turned off hibernation altogether using the Powercfg.exe /hibernate off command.
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  5. Mr Ed's Avatar
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       #15

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I checked power settings again and noticed that the fast startup box IS checked. I performed a full reset of Windows 10, which may have caused it. The startup time is still;; slower than I would expect. I've already disabled unnecessary startup apps. So I guess it's just the nature of Windows 10.
    Although I like W10 in general, I sometimes entertain thoughts of getting a Mac But they're pretty pricey..
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  6. Mr Ed's Avatar
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       #16

    OK, guys. My observations are showing that startup is faster, especially since the recent reset. I'm going to declare the situation solved. Thanks for all the input and tutorials. Maybe someday I'll be a true geek rather than one in training.
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  7. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 28,010
    Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #17

    Mr Ed said:
    OK, guys. My observations are showing that startup is faster, especially since the recent reset. I'm going to declare the situation solved. Thanks for all the input and tutorials. Maybe someday I'll be a true geek rather than one in training.
    Ummm, Mr. Ed, we're all geeks in training!
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